Pope to the Roman Rota: Listen with a pastoral heart

Pope Francis received members of the Apostolic Tribunal of the Roman Rota on Thursday at the start of their judicial year. In his speech, he stressed that in the work… Read More

UN revises scale of destruction caused by Philippine typhoon

With 9 million people, including 2.9 million children, seriously affected, Typhoon Rai was the strongest storm to hit the Philippines last year. Read all   Read More

Church in El Salvador celebrates beatification of four martyrs of justice

Jesuit Father Rutilio Grande, two laymen and Franciscan missionary Father Cosme Spessotto are being beatified today in San Salvador. A close friend of St. Oscar Romero, Father Rutilio Grande, SJ,… Read More

Pope’s closeness to La Palma people hit by volcano

The Pope has sent a video message to the inhabitants of La Palma, in the Canary Islands, which was hit by volcanic eruption for 3 months. Read all   Read More

Southern African bishops hold plenary assembly in person

The bishops are meeting physically for the first time since 2020. The Synodal process is the leading theme of the meeting. Read all   Read More

Tonga: Church in Oceania banding together to send aid

The Church in Papua New Guinea is collecting funds working with its partners across Oceania to send humanitarian aid to the tsunami-struck people of Tonga, according to Fr. Giorgio Licini.… Read More

#IamChurch: The Word of God in lives of people with disabilities

Promoted by the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, the #IamChurch initiative consists in five videos demonstrating the daily struggles of persons with disabilities who, far from feeling burdensome or… Read More

Archbishop Longley: The journey together towards Christian Unity

As the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity continues, the Co-Chair of the Anglican–Roman Catholic International Commission, Archbishop Bernard Longley reflects on the immense work done and the road still… Read More

European Bishops appeal for peace and support for Ukraine

The Presidency of the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences invites the international community to offer its support to Ukraine in the face of mounting fears of a possible Russian military… Read More

Archbishop Gallagher: Diplomacy of values to foster the meeting of peoples

In his speech at the meeting “The diplomacy of values and development”, organized in Rome by the International Association “Carità Politica”, the Secretary for Relations with States stresses that in… Read More

Tigray Church denounces conflict, loss of lives in Ethiopian region

The Catholic Diocese in Ethiopia’s strife-torn Tigray region is denouncing the worsening humanitarian situation, and seeking to reach out to the suffering people amid numerous constraints. Read all   Read More

Pope to CDF: Judicial action alone is not enough to fight abuse in the Church

Pope Francis meets with members of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on the occasion of their Plenary Assembly, and focuses on the importance of three words during… Read More

Pandemic as an ‘opportunity to help build ecumenical dialogue’

“Ecumenism in a Time of Pandemic: From Crisis to Opportunity” is the title of a working document presented by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, and which is the… Read More

Vatican carries out conservation check on ancient Marian icon

A team of Vatican Museum experts carries out a routine conservation check of the ancient Roman icon of Mary Salus Populi Romani, which is housed in the Basilica of St.… Read More

Collateral Damage

Dale Recinella, the former Wall Street finance lawyer who assists prisoners on death row in Florida together with his wife Susan, shares his experience with a non-profit organization in Tallahassee… Read More

Report on abuse in Munich diocese: 497 victims in 74 years

A press conference presents the report by a law firm commissioned by the Church. The mandate was to look into the handling of abuse cases by the archbishops of Munich… Read More

Caritas New Zealand assists Tonga with emergency aid

As telephone links between Tonga and the outside world are reconnected following a volcanic eruption and tsunami, vital supplies have started arriving from Australia and New Zealand. On the ground,… Read More

Caritas Canada on partnering with Caritas Zambia to study the impact of the extractive industry.

Luke Stocking of Caritas Canada has told Vatican News about projects supported by his organisation in Africa. Read all   Read More

Saint Irenaeus to become Doctor of the Church

Pope Francis authorizes the conferral of the title Doctor of the Church on Saint Irenaeus, and the promulgation of three Decrees concerning the Heroic Virtues of three people on the… Read More

Pope: Workers are people, not numbers

Pope Francis addresses Italy’s National Association of Building Contractors and talks about the importance of their work, highlighting the necessity of ensuring safe working conditions for all. Read all   Read More
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